Boys Cross Country
2023 Season Review
With a record of 53-34, the boys cross country team had a great season this fall. The team finished 2nd in the Circle City Conference, and they sent four runners to regionals. The following runners were regional qualifiers: Senior Jack Davis, juniors Sam Vaught and John Wagner and sophomore Owen Lewis. Sam also earned All-Conference and All-Sectional recognition, while also recording the 7th fastest time in Roncalli history.
The Royals received great leadership and strong running from three varsity seniors; Ezra Littell, Jack Davis and Liam Huff all ran lifetime bests in September. Newcomers Owen and Will Lewis contributed strong races all season, with Will running the 3rd fastest time ever by a freshman (17:28).
Lots of additional accolades were given to this year’s group of runners as well. Senior Ezra Littell earned First Team Academic All-State, while senior Liam Huff was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State. Individual awards for the season include Sam Vaught being named the MVP, Ezra Littell earning the Mental Attitude Award, Jack Davis was recognized with the Leadership Award and the Sportsmanship Award went to Liam Huff.
Coach Buckley recalls this as being one of the most exciting things about the season, “Running on an injured hip, Owen Lewis set a :20 PR and sealed a 2nd place team finish in the ultra-competitive Circle City Conference meet at Brebeuf. This is the best-ever finish by the team in the conference championship!”